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Opera Ioan. Goropii Becani, hactenus in lucum non edita: nempe, Hermathena, Heiroglyphica, Vertumnus, Gallica, Francica, Hispanica

Published 1580

Each part has special t.p. and separate paging and collation; printer's device on title pages; engraved portrait; ornamental initials

Hieroglyphica contains 4 engravings, a woodcut coat of arms, and 41 woodcuts of "Egyptian gods and archaeological, allegorical or symbolical representations" (cf. Voet)

Edited by L. Torrentius. Cf. Brit. Mus. Cat

Binding: Sprinkled leather; covers and final leaf detached; spine split; decorated edges

McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois

Landwehr, J. Emblem books in the Low Countries

Voet, L. Plantin Press (1555-1589)

Publisher Antwerpiæ : Excudebat Christophorus Plantinus, architypographus Regius
Pages 1126
Language Latin
Call number 5042839
Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Book contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Collection emblem; americana

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Reviewer: syzygos - - February 12, 2011
Subject: A heap of clotted nonsense
1. Disclaimer - I have not read this work - not many people today have the stomach, let alone the patience, to wade through a sea of humanist Latin only to find (according to the article on the author in Wikipedia) some of the most crazy statements on etymology ever penned. How did the man get away with this? It's comforting to know that quite a few of his contemporaries were neither fooled nor impressed.
2. Plantin - the great printer who lived and worked in Antwerp where one can still visit his home and printing office, was one of his friends and therefore agreed to print this, and that is perhaps its only value: To have left us a specimen of his superb printing skills. Both typography and page design are exquisitely well done. Too bad about the content.
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